Congratulations to Richard Podolsky, Jim Nickelson, Mary Ann Heinzen-Hackett, Daniel Donnelly, Lyn Cathryn Donnelly, and Stephen Pease on their successful testing yesterday at the Penobscot Bay YMCA.
Richard and Jim were promoted to 7th Kyu, Mary Ann and Daniel were promoted to 4th Kyu, Lyn was promoted to 1st Kyu, and Stephen received his promotion to ni-dan.
From March 19th to the 29th I had the tremendous joy of training in and around Naha, Okinawa— a trip that not only revealed to me untold new understandings of fundamental kihon, kata, bunkai, and yakusoku kumite, but also brought to life karate history and culture in a fascinating and most unexpected way.More
Dear WMKA members from around the world,
A Happy New Year! Shin-nen akemashite omedetou gozaimasu! I congratulate you all in welcoming a bright new year wherever you are living now. We are celebrating a wonderful new year with our families, friends and communities here in Okinawa.
Huge congratulations go out to John Thibodeau on his recent promotion to Sho Dan — first degree black belt — in Matsubayashi Shorin-Ryu Karate-Do. Very hard work clearly pays off. Well done sir!
Congratulations to Ramza Trakošević on her promotion to Brown Tips! Great focus! Keep up the good work!
Congratulations to Joseph Russillo on his promotion to Ni-Dan (2nd degree black belt.) Hard work pays off!
The next USA Matsubayashi Seminar will be held in San Jose, California from July 20, 2018 through July 22, 2018.
The seminar will include kihon drills, specific kata review and corrections, kata applications, Sotai Renshu drills and instruction in bo Kata. Arakaki Sensei will be sharing his insights on kata and various new aspects of traditional karate.More